John Hickenlooper


Mon February 27, 2012

Conservationists, Governor Spar over Colorado Fracking Ad

More than a dozen Colorado conservation groups are blasting Governor John Hickenlooper for touting the state’s oil and gas regulations in a radio ad sponsored by an industry trade group.  KUNC's Kirk Siegler reports the groups sent a letter to the Democrat Monday taking issue with one part of the ad in particular.


Thu February 23, 2012

Governor Hickenlooper Discusses Legislative Session

State of Colorado

There are several big ticket items yet to be tackled by state lawmakers including the state budget. KUNC’s state capitol reporter Bente Birkeland sat down with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to talk about the session so far and some of his top priorities.


Wed February 1, 2012

Governor Gets Push Back on Pinnacol Proposal

Screencap of the Pinnacol Assurance home webpage.

A proposal to privatize the only state-chartered workers' compensation company, Pinnacol Assurance, is getting a cool reception from a special panel reviewing the plan. A straw poll of the task force on Tuesday showed more than half to be opposed or neutral. 

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Mon January 23, 2012

TBD Colorado Seeks New Vision for State

Kirk Siegler

Governor John Hickenlooper is gearing up to launch a new initiative that aims to engage the public on creating a new vision for Colorado. The venture is called TBD, or to be determined. KUNC’s State capitol reporter Bente Birkeland has more.


Sun January 15, 2012

Capitol Conversation: Breaking Down Hickenlooper’s Second State of the State Speech

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Just about every one of Colorado’s lawmakers seemed to find something to like in Governor John Hickenlooper’s second state of the state address. This year’s speech gave more of a framework for lawmakers as they meet over the next four months during the annual legislative session.

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